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Jul 17, 2011 4:30pm PDT
can hear you. >> the time for change has come! chris: is nothing sacred? if there's no big deal on the national debt, with the 2012 republican challenger run on empty? can he or she carry the burden of rejecting big deficit reduction? what about obama, if there's no debt deal, will he have to defend the liberal label next year? the knives are out. should john boehner expect a full-blown mutiny. is eric cantor the number two house republican leading the tea party against their own speaker? finally, family business. michele bachmann's number one in iowa but her family business about become her number one problem. it works to confer gays to straights. will that strike voters as sensible? will it sell on the stump, even among conservatives? hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, "new york" magazine john heilemann, cnn's gloria borger, nbc's kelly o'donnell and "time" magazine's joe klein. first up, narrative has been about trying for a big debt reduction deal this year but the political consequences for barack obama and g.o.p. nominee next year are the real stor
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Jul 7, 2011 5:30pm PDT
>>> on the broadcast tonight, a deal. is it possible on big things like medicare, social security and taxes? there are rumblings out of washington tonight about actual cooperation. >>> sentencing day for casey anthony. the judge in her murder case seemed to be sending her a message. >>> is nothing safe the huge scandal over a newspaper hacking into people's electronics and now the equally big consequences. >>> and could it really be the end? has harry potter's final chapter actually arrived or could there be more? >>> plus here tonight for all those who remember penmanship, there's a new sign the handwriting may be on the wall. there's a new sign the handwriting may be on the wall. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. it may go all the way back to their meeting on the golf course, for whatever reason, president obama and speaker of the house boehner have forged something of a relationship, while not the best of friends, they are dealing with each other across the enormous and venomous partisan divide that has divided washington to the point of paralysis. knowing a deadline
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Jul 12, 2011 4:00am PDT
. so just kind of a lot of extremes out there today in this weather pattern. the big, huge trough on the west coast, a little unusual for this time of year has got the marine influence along the coast, it's keeping everyone cool, even a few showers, while everyone else, this will be one of the hottest days of the year throughout much of the east. i put out our enhanced satellite. you can see where the trough is in here. and it continues to spin just off the coast. all of these clouds, you see them off the shoreline. at night they move in, they move along the coastline. they burn off hopefully by about mid day or so. you get some sunshine in the afternoon and it keeps things really cool. there's a lot of drizzle with the clouds, too. we have showers from portland northwards. it won't pour, just occasional showers, temperatures in the 60s. and there's the 66 in san francisco, where fingers crossed for a little bit of sun late in the day. that's not a promise. that's a look86 for your high. san jose, 73 for you. not a lot is going to change in the west, it's going do remain cool. if
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Jul 11, 2011 4:00am PDT
% in the second quarter from a year ago. jpmorgan chase will be the first of the big banks to report on thursday. results from top tech player google are also expected thursday. also this week, investors will eye fresh economic data, starting with may's trade deficit on tuesday. also tuesday, minutes from the federal reserve's june meeting. wednesday, fed chairman ben bernanke delivers his biannual testimony to congress. retail sales and june's producer price index comes out thursday. and june's consumer price index is released friday. >>> elsewhere, precision cast parts says it has agreed to buy primus international for $900 million in cash. >>> reuters reports there's an emergency meeting in europe this morning over the debt crisis. they're now possibly spreading to italy. the region's third largest economy. friday italian stocks and bonds tumbled in a massive sell-off. >>> and finally, according to a new survey of college students and graduates, health insurance is the new love potion. 90% of surveyed students and 93% of recent grads said knowing a potential partner has health insurance would
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Jul 22, 2011 6:00am PDT
into the eastern pacific, this big dome of high pressure that is going to warm us up substantially next week. break out the flip-flops and the summer gear. looks like we're going to see a taste of summer through next week. this month has been below average. this is something we're monitoring for you. hurricane dora. yesterday a major hurricane category 4. this morning a category 1 packing maximum numb winds of 90 miles per hour. she will continue to the northwest. if you have travel plans, we're jealous of you, looks like you should be okay. maybe you want to monitor the weather. it looks like after the next 72 hours we'll be done with dora. the next on the list will be euge eugene. on the way to the 80s, a gorgeous day. i left the 90s off for today. 88 in fairfield. 84 fremont and 85 degrees in gilr gilroy. it's a getaway friday. >> i'll say it is easier than it was. it was kind of rough. right now the issue on the bay bridge, well the accident, chp arrived. no lanes reported block. might be a problem through the area. smoother drive off of the berkeley curve. 19 minutes on the travel time off of
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Jul 31, 2011 4:30pm PDT
good. why do the people that rail against big government pay so little for it. rick perry is getting in this thing, but how is the country going to react to a 10 gallon sized george w bush. what about the brains it takes to be the number one world leader? you have heard this thing the other way, could this guy be all cattle and no hat. hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, howard fineman, nia-malika henderson, andrea mitchell and michael duffy. first off today, the switch boards led up this work with protests over grid look. at the polls. the most motivated republican voters are not fallen to house republican tactics. 73% of voters blame president obama, not the house republicans. and republicans think that debt cash will help them defeat the president. here is how they'll play the president's failure to win the grand bargain on the day. they'll claim the president showed weak leadership, that he was not the post-partisan compromiser, he that is still a big spender and probably most crucial, they'll tie this crisis to the jobs crisis. howard, right now there is
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Jul 20, 2011 12:35am PDT
one baby's first words, bow-chicka-wow-wow! [ laughter ] this is big. mtv released the new trailer for "jersey shore" and it shows snooki crashing her car into a police cruiser in italy. when she was saw it, snooki was like, "wow, i don't even remember that. we were in italy?" [ laughter ] when? and finally, a male porn star was arrested in miami for driving with goats, roosters, pigeons, and a duck in his car. apparently starring in that upcoming porno, "old mcdonald does a farm." we have a great show tonight everybody! give up for the roots! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: we have an awesome, awesome show tonight. you guys will be so happy you tuned in. a good friend of the show, one of the most talented people in the business, justin timberlake is stopping by. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: he's a pretty nice guy, give it up. >> jimmy: she -- she was so funny in "bridesmaids" and now back with glenn close on "damages," we love it when she comes to visit us, rose byrne is here. [ cheers and applause ] she's so good in that movie. and we have music
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Jul 15, 2011 7:00am PDT
and really just ready for a big, big concert. matt? >> i tell you, al, this represents this morning, the motorcade had to actually move these people out of the way. anyway, we'll get back to you in a couple of minutes. >>> meanwhile, there has been a major development in the ongoing budget negotiations. president obama suspended the talks for the today. we'll tell you why and we'll talk to one of the senators who has been inside the negotiating room all week long. >> that's right. and also casey anthony is going to be released this sunday. and -- from prison. authorities are becoming increasingly concerned for her safety and we're live at the jail this morning with details on that story. >>> remember the photo we showed you earlier this week of that massive 18-foot long crocodile, the saltwater croc? a lot of people thought this was a doctor'd photograph. you can believe it's real. we went in search of that beast and we found him. >>> let's begin with that breaking news over night in boston where two delta planes collided. nbc's tom costello covers aviation for us in washington. goo
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Jul 3, 2011 4:30pm PDT
. not only the echo chamber but there's the comedy show, there's entertainment which has become a big part of that. chris: and that makes youtube. >> if anyone thinks you're being unfair to sarah palin. >> the only thing i would say is the echo chamber is so constant, so nonstop, if you can hang on for at least a couple of news cycles, there'll be some new storm. chris: but there's still a permanent record to be drawn on. >> but look what happened to sarah palin. if that had happened in 1975, it would have ended her career. in this era, it didn't. chris: we have to talk about barack obama. his approval as president took a 2009 nosedive in the summer of health care town halls. >> you want to be led out of here, you're welcome to go. now wait a minute. now wait a minute. now wait a minute. now wait a minute. wait a minute. >> do you all think you're persuading people when you shout out like that? i beg your pardon? you don't trust me? chris: you saw him trying to deal with it but every politician knows how dangerous those moments can be. >> it was out of control. all those clips showed a pol
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Jul 27, 2011 12:35am PDT
] >> jimmy: we got a big show -- a huge show tonight. he's one of the funniest guys around. he's starring in the big, new movie called "crazy, stupid, love," steve carell is here! [ cheers and applause ] good actor, too. also, he's the host of this awesome podcast, "wtf" and he has a new cd out, the very funny marc maron is dropping by! [ cheers and applause ] i love that podcast! you love that dude once you hear that podcast. he's just a great guy, very funny guy. [ cheers and applause ] and we have some great music, oh my gosh. matt and kim are here, you guys! [ cheers and applause ] can't beat it. can't beat matt and kim. can't wait for those guys. all week, of course, our friend chris kattan is here, doing this, hanging out. it's gonna be super fun. [ cheers and applause ] we love kattan. he's just in new york. i'm like, "come by and do this." he's like, "all right." ladies and gentlemen, it's time to take a look at the stories making headlines today and weigh the good with the bad. it's time for "pros and cons." here we go. ♪ pros and cons and pros and cons and pros ♪ >> jimmy: t
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Jul 10, 2011 11:00pm PDT
pick up again on monday. >> the good news is we agree on some of the big things. >> reporter: president obama thought he and house speaker john boehner had an agreement to target $4 trillion in cuts. but saturday evening, the speaker abandoned that plan, saying it was just too ambitious, and couldn't pass. >> to get a big package would require a big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that is extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: democrats want to close some tax loopholes to offset the cuts. >> what is really appalling is to see our republican colleagues essentially providing a form of extortion. if you don't agree to deficit reduction the way we want it, we're going to put all these jobs at risk. >> reporter: uncle sam's credit rating may be at risk if congress fails to act soon. >> and if that happens, you're going to see catastrophic damage across the american economy and across the global economy. >> reporter: a critical meeting bringing together political leaders who remain far apart. brian mooar, nb
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Jul 6, 2011 4:30am PDT
winning strategy for facebook. the big announcement expected in just a few hours. >>> a live picture of our production booth. re >>> 4:43, a massive dust storm sweeping into phoenix from the desert, 60-mile-an-hour wind driving the wall of dust into the valley. this is just absolutely amazing. dust storms do tend to kick up this time of year. this is one of the largest on record. dust towering over skyscrapers, rolling over entire blocks. it took a few hours for all this to settle down and below away. these clouds usually come and go with monsoon season which last through september in arizona. >>> even lockout will not keep 49ers from trying to tackle tough issues. how the city will pay the $1 million it's going to take to build that new stadium. the 49ers say they sold $138 million of luxury box seats. even combined with $250 million from the nfl, the project still comes up more than a half billion dollars short. the 49ers say they are not worried. the money, they say, will be there. >> we're really encouraged with the tate of the progress that we've had. we've just had really stron
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Jul 8, 2011 4:00am PDT
about "atlantis." that's the big deal out there. again, we're hoping to get "atlantis" off the ground, but right now look at the radar over florida. all the green is the rain. this is where the shuttle will be launching from, cape canaveral. all the rain should encompass this area later today. it will only increase in its coverage. right now a 70% chance that we do not watch "atlantis" lifting off. temperatures fine, winds not too bad. it will really just be all the clouds and rain that will delay the launch later today. who knows? maybe they'll get lucky. conditions are still hot down in arizona. 109 in phoenix. we'll be watching showers and storms in the colorado rockies. we're watching beautiful weather from san francisco to medford. much of the west today going to enjoy a real >>> weekend forecast going up a little later. >> always gorgeous in los angeles. they have the best weather. >>> retail sales rise, jobs jump and a trashy#mk tabloid bites dust. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> can a comedy about mean bosses beat out the raging bo r -- robots a
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Jul 10, 2011 4:30pm PDT
a serious big-time compromise. have the tea partiers handed him a huge advantage? has he won the reasonable middle? could barack obama win next year even with a 9.2% jobless rate? it would be tough, but some smart politicos say not impossible. finally, righter than you know. is michelle bachmann too right or just right? with the republican party, which moved right with goldwater, right again with reagan in 1980, and with newt in 1994, be right there for the lady from minnesota? has the hatred of obama made her the perfect champion for a year of attack? i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, "the washington post," bob woodward, the national journalist, jamie tarabay, abc's andrea mitchell and "the chicago tribune"'s clarence page. the nasty unemployment numbers are a psychological problem for the country and a huge political burden for this president. has the tea party's flirtation with default on the national debt handed barack obama a huge win, while the vast middle of the country, the middle that decides elections, see the president as the grownup? take a look at poll num
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Jul 11, 2011 12:00am PDT
ceiling, 55% of moderates say raise it. bob, we have two big news stories facing us. the unemployment rate going up to 9.2%. the united states facing a debt crisis. maybe not reaching the debt ceiling bill by the end of this month. the republicans are using the jobless figures to say no taxes whatsoever. they're also saying no deal. have they misread the american public? >> this is a moment when obama has to deliver. there's no question. on the economic front, if there is a default, we face a catastrophe. the talk -- one of the plans being discussed, which is the c.e.o. told me being discussed in the white house is they got that. i mean, the theme is postponement. the republicans in a sense are right. you can't raise taxes when the economy is so slow. the democrats are right. you can't cut spending when the economy is in this condition. so what do you do? postpone. what they say is, instead of a 12-year plan, maybe even a 15-year plan, and the key word here -- you'll love this -- feathering in. you feather in the pain so there actually are no real cuts, no revenue enhancements, as they cal
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Jul 8, 2011 6:00pm PDT
's office admits it is a big blow to the department. >> it was a tough blow to swallow to let those highly trained officers go. to ruse 66 officers with that training, that's a huge investment the city has basically lost. >> reporter: he said the training is crucial for a person who might not understand why police have a gun pointed at him. the police department says it will pull officers from other beats if it has to to respond to a cit incident. the department concedes that will delay response time. we're at police headquarters, nbc bay area news. >>> we have some breaking news to share with you. she was one of the most active and socially forward and well known first ladies of our time. but today, betty ford has died at the age of 93. betty ford was married to former president gerald ford for 58 years. he also died in 2006 at the age of 93. elizabeth ann warren ford was born april 8, 1918. she was known as betty ford and won't to also serve as the first lady of the united states from 1974 to 1977. she was very active in social policy, shattering lots of precedents and had a very moderat
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Jul 6, 2011 5:00am PDT
. they are scheduled for a big meeting. check in with nichol lapin live at the world headquarters there. good morning. >> hey, very good morning to you. futures are flat ahead of the market open. this is after the dow snapped a five-day rally yesterday. investigators largely shutting off moody's portugal rating to junk status and await jobs later this week. wets a report on nation's services. dow the do you looking 12,569 is where we closed. the nasdaq lost nine points at 2825. president obama has called congressional leaders to white house for a summit on the budget deficit. the president says he and lawmakers made progress over the weekend but still have differences to hash out. he set a two-week deal to reach the debt limit or borrowing limit so they can pass the bill before august 2nd when the u.s. will run out of money to pay bills. republicans oppose any tax hikes and any deal. >>> more details on the plan for data used every month on the smartphone. the cap supplied new customers upgrading to smart phones. you'll be able to choose $30 for two gigs, $50 for five, $80 for ten. 95% of customers a
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Jul 15, 2011 5:00pm PDT
of a shuttle bus to that collided with a big rig. it may have run a red light at the intersection of octavia and hayes yesterday morning. the crash killed dr. kevin mack. he's a 52-year-old ucsf psychiatrist and university profess sore. he was ejected -- professor. he was ejected and pinned underneath the big rig. he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. >>> families and friends said final good-byes at a funeral in santa rosa. the community shaken by the girl's death at a sleepover on sunday. police say she and three friends became sick after drinking vodka mixed with soda. initially the girls said they'd gotten food poisoning. raul was described as an excellent student due to start high school incomes mon-- next month. toxicology reports are expected next week. >>> mark luga was arrested for allegedly stealing a pablo picasso drawing from the weinstein gallery in san francisco last week. the judge denied a motion today reduce his $5 million bail. police say a surveillance camera caught luga leaving with the painting. police found other stolen artwork including another picasso pi
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Jul 22, 2011 5:00pm PDT
's been validated. and to us, that means a lot. >> reporter: the big apple will usher in the first day of legalized same-sex marriage with back-to-back ceremonies. the city clerk's office originally planned to wed 764 couples on sunday. it announced it would expand hour to make sure all 823 who registered could marry. new york city's mayor, michael bloomberg, is also marking the first day with a special evening ceremony at gracie mansion. he will officiates the marriage of his chief policy adviser and consumer affairs commissioner. >> this is about celebrating our relationship, but in many ways it's really about our children who have often asked us why we aren't married. and so we've involved them in every step of the way. >> reporter: businesses are also hoping to be there every step of the way. florist owner grayson handy expects his business to double in the coming year. >> i think we're going to see a tremendous amount of money coming our way. >> reporter: and for new york state, a recent report estimates the new law could generate more than $300 million in revenue, tourism, and ta
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Jul 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
to get into college and pay is perhaps their first big test in higher education. >> i couldn't be prouder of her and i know she's going to get where she's going to go. it will work out. everything happens for a reason. >> reporter: students at cal state schools are paying nearly four times the amount in tuition they were paying 10 years ago. a recent survey found more high school students are concerned about how they are going to pay for college than about actually getting into one. and how successful they will be once they are there. live in san jose, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >> difficult situation. thank you. tonight we know the maim of the woman whose body was found burning in a quiet street in oakland's rock ridge neighborhood. the medical examiner's office say she is 21-year-old monica of union city. her body found around 4:30 yesterday on ivanhoe road. police say she was likely killed somewhere else and then dumped in that neighborhood and lit on fire. officers say the suspects probably chose the neighborhood because it's dark and secluded during those hours. friends and fa
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Jul 11, 2011 3:00am PDT
very big, very substantial to bring our long-term deficits down over time. we have to do that in a way that's good for the economy for more support because the economy is healing from the recession. it's going to require both sides to compromise. president's bringing leaders together again at the white house this evening to try to figure out how to move forward. >> what's he actually saying? because you're hearing boehner saying they're demanding tax increases, we're not going to do that. they've also said you were pedalling a bid on whether to cut entitlement programs like medicare or social security. what's the fact? >> that latter thing is not true. the president is standing tough. he is willing to do very, very difficult things. >> like what? on medicare? >> like getting substantial savings from the budget, across the budget. defense, the rest of government, even medicare/medicaid over the long term, there are things we can do responsibly to save money in those programs and we have to do that to bring the deficits under control. but to do that, we have to have some shared sacrifice
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Jul 12, 2011 12:35am PDT
a picture of his big, 8-inch cake. [ laughter ] "cake"? is that right? "cake"? am i reading it right? [ light laughter ] "cake," okay, good. >> steve: cake doesn't have two cs. >> jimmy: it does not have two c's. [ light laughter ] that's why i thought i was reading it wrong. that's why i thought i was reading it wrong. [ applause ] check this out. on saturday, the u.s. had its first national spanish spelling bee. yeah, spanish and spelling, also known as sarah palin's worth nightmare. [ laughter ] this isn't good, you guys. the u.s. is now in serious danger of defaulting on our foreign loans, which explains why today, china showed up and broke the statue of liberty's kneecaps. [ laughter ] -- serious. i just saw this. a man was busted at jfk airport for smuggling six pounds of cocaine in his sneakers. [ light laughter ] yeah. that's right, his plan was hiding cocaine in his shoes. you know, those things that you never, ever have to take off at the airport. [ laughter ] "let's get these over here and --" [ laughter ] "i left my wallet back in the car so i gotta -- i gotta get outta h
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Jul 14, 2011 7:00am PDT
street is worried about washington. late wednesday moody's one of the big three credit rating agencies warning it might have to lower the rating if lawmakers don't come to an agreement on raising the debt ceiling. in the statement it said the action was prompted by the possibility that the debt limit woil not be raised in time to prevent a missed payment on u.s. bonds with a small but rising risk of ashort-lived default. economists say if the aaa rating is lowered it will throw the financial markets into chaos and the cost of borrowing would go up to everything from morlts to car loans. ben bernanke warned. >> i think the worst outcome if we don't raise the limit, at some point we default on debt and that would create as i said before, a huge financial calamity. >> reporter: sources say the president knew about the moody's warning as he headed into wednesday meeting which all sides describe as tense. republican majority leader eric cantor cited the president as saying i have reached my limit. he left saying i'll see you tomorrow. the two sides couldn't even agree about what happened in
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Jul 19, 2011 4:00am PDT
, and a small room inside that parliament building just big enough for about 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with lots of television screens. this is must-see tv today for all of britain and elsewhere. as one politician here put it, the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and that phone hacking scandal will appear later today. now, they'll be grilled by ten members of a select committee on culture, sport and media. it doesn't sound very threatening. these hearings will only last for an hour. for rupert and his son james murdoch and another hour for rebekah brooks, who was the chief executive of murdoch's british holdings until she resigned last week. for the second hour. now, members of parliament will try to get the murdochs and brooks to commit themselves to say things on record that could be used against them later. what brooks and the murdochs, on the other hand, will do, is to be contrite. that's the new buzz word, apologize, apologize, apologize. there are biographers and media experts saying this could only hurt them today, this hearing will
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Jul 7, 2011 4:00am PDT
. >>> finally in north carolina, take a look at this minor league right fielder who made a big play on tuesday. he stole the show robbing a player of a home run by making a miraculous catch despite taking a nasty tumble over the wall. there he goes again. oh! miraculously, the player didn't suffer any injuries. oh, my goodness. now for a lock at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. that couldn't have felt good. i mean, no injuries, but -- >> especially because the fence was only waist high. >> he took a tumble for sure. >> good morning, everyone. around the country today, the heat is the story. there's going to be showers in store, but nothing too dramatic. not too bad in phoenix yesterday after a historic dust storm from two nights ago. temperature very well, look at that. we are at 91 still at this hour in phoenix. we are 60s up around portland and medford. as we mentioned, not a lot of bad weather out there. there were some showers and scattered thunderstorms in the rib country of northern arizona. now we are still watch
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Jul 9, 2011 12:35am PDT
to tell plants, eat up, you fat slobs! [ laughter ] some big economic news. yesterday, president obama urged more foreign countries to start investing in the u.s. economy. it was nice. mexico's president was like, "the people of mexico are with you. [ laughter ] literally, they're already there with you." this was scary. yesterday, a delta airlines flight made an emergency landing at a wildlife refuge in hawaii. when the lions saw the passengers, they were like, "can you believe this? delta is actually serving food. [ laughter ] can't believe this. [ cheers and applause ] all right. let's do it." [ applause ] i just read this. the world's longest picnic table was built last week, measuring 305 feet long. [ laughter ] yeah, a 305 foot long table, or as brad pitt and angelina call it, the kids' table. [ laughter ] that seems about right. that's right, they built the world's longest picnic table. i don't know about you, i'm just glad to hear about a long piece of wood that doesn't lead to a resignation. [ laughter ] [ audience ohs ] >> steve: oh no, you did not! [ cheers and applause ] >>
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Jul 30, 2011 12:35am PDT
] yep. "cowboys and aliens," or as republicans call that, "arizona." [ laughter ] some big election news. it's rumored that sarah palin will announce her presidential campaign at a labor day rally in iowa. yeah. palin has a great speech planned. she's like, "we have to do this as a team. remember, there is no "i" in iowa." [ laughter ] hey, happy birthday to arnold schwarzenegger, who turns 64 tomorrow. [ cheers and applause ] that's right. yeah, it will be the first birthday party ever with both a kids' table and a secret kids' table. [ laughter and applause ] [ as schwarzenegger ] "get in the secret room, over there! now! [ cheers and applause ] be quiet. hi, maria." i read that new jersey governor chris christie -- that's our boy chris christie, we like him. he had to go to the hospital for an asthma attack yesterday. don't worry, he's doing fine. but the guy who lifted him onto the stretcher now has a hernia. so that's -- [ laughter ] -- not good. i'll be getting a phone call. i just saw this. the freud museum in london just celebrated its 25th birth gay -- birthday, sorry. [ light l
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Jul 26, 2011 7:00am PDT
was try to create a new sense of urgency to see if there's a chance to put the big deal back together that he and speaker boehner were close to having this deal last week. but in many ways, this speech was almost oh post mortem, almost setting up the blame game for the fact that no big deal is going to happen. and no matter what happens here at the end of the day, the debt ceiling is going to go up. but nobody is going to be happy about the deal. i can tell you this, ann, i had a bunch of democrats that said to me, would have been a good speech to give two weeks ago. >> i know that he called for public activism, so much so that we hear the capitol hill websites were crashing last night because so many people were trying to e-mail their representatives. it looks like he spooked main street, jim? will he spook also wall street? >> no, not at all. wall street is calm. the markets are looking good today. we had a blip down in the indicators between 9:0 and about 9:20. they came right back. no one is buying the panic, the sky-rocketing interest rates scenario. >> that said, hedge funds are
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Jul 6, 2011 6:00am PDT
employees are still raking it in big time that story coming up. >>> a live look outside from southbay. finally some cooler temperatures on the way. it is wednesday july 6th, today in the basement. >> good wednesday morning to you. thanks so much for joining us. 6:00 right now, i'm laura garcia-cannon. i want to check with christina loren, a look at our forecast today. >> good morning to you. yeah, we've got a pretty nice day ahead of us. not oppressively hot even in the warmest cities across the bay area. a marine influence courtesy of low pressure in the area. show you what that means as we head into the weekend and continue to drop. future forecast coming up. monsoonal moisture creeping in. that's going to make for a muggy day. a lot of moisture in the bay area. we'll show you where in moments. right now we told you earlier about a crash on 880 northbound at 23rd avenue. word on the street is chp highway control cleared that accident. it had two big-rigs involved, however, and was blocking two lanes for a good amount of time. let's go ahead and take you live and show you 880 through
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Jul 26, 2011 5:00am PDT
is facing two big issues when it meets tonight, what to do with an expiring moratorium on medical pot clubs. council members could set up rules or ban the establishment. voters approved a state proposition legalizing medical marijuana in 1996 and the city council is slated to approve a $9 million settlement over sewage spills. a group sued over alleged spills caused by decaying pipes. most of the settlement will be used to improve sewer lines. supporters for legalizing recreational marijuana are trying a second time to win over california voters. it got the green light from the state to gather signatures to place the initiative on the ballot. a similar measure was rejected by voters last november. i guess they try, try again. >> it's 5:07 now. time to check in with meteorologist christina loren with a look at our forecast. >> good morning to you. boy, you snuck up on me. low pressure is going to keep things mild for us. and then high pressure starts to change things as we head closer and closer to the weekend. gradually tacking on a couple of degrees each day and we also have the potential
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Jul 26, 2011 6:00am PDT
. reporting live, christie smith, "today in the bay." >> san bruno city council is facing two big issues tonight. it will decide what to do with an expiring moratorium on medical pot clubs. members could set up rules regarding the clubs or ban the establishments. the san mateo voters approve add proposition legalizing medical marijuana back in 1996. the city council is slated to approve a settlement over sewage spills. it's a separate item. state agency and groups sued over the alleged spills caused by decaying pipes. most of the settlement will be spent on improving sewer lines. legalizing recreational marijuana trying to win over a second time they got the green light to gather more than 500,000 signatures to place that on the ballot. a similar measure was rejected last november. an east bay teen who survive add bear attack is back home this morning. cheers and tears for victor as he hobbled into his richmond home. martin and 6 other teams walking single fill across the river. the bear bit martin on the ankle but the teen's sense of humor intact. >> i like that. i kicked him dead up in
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Jul 11, 2011 7:00am PDT
. backyard trampolines are becoming very popular, but they also come with big safety concerns. coming up, one family shares their cautionary story. >>> we're going to meet a newborn so big doctors have already given him a nickname, the moose. at more than 16 pounds, jamichael brown could be the largest baby ever born in texas. everything is bigger in texas. he's going to join us along with his proud parents. >>> let's begin this morning with our top story. the debt ceiling standoff in washington. nbc's kristen welker is at the white house with latest on this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, ann. president obama met with congressional leaders on sunday to try to get a deal done. that didn't happen. in fact, one official with knowledge of the discussion tells me it was a bit tense. lawmakers are hoping to get a deal done within the next ten days so it can be processed by that august 2nd deadline. their ties were off, but the heat was on as the president and congressional leaders met sunday for a second time in less than a week to try to salvage the deal to raise the debt l
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Jul 25, 2011 6:00pm PDT
, think that the u.s. is taking a serious step here, and get us through the 2012 election. it's a big argument. he's actually trying to create the political room for his adversary in this fight. >> that's right. david gregory, watching from boston. it's not just the risk at fault but the credit rating that worries so many in the financial world. >>> we're getting ready to go to john boehner, speaker of the house, who, while demonized by the other side in all of this, has had a tough time with congress, especially newly elected members of the tea party, many of whom who don't buy the premise here. here is the house speaker. >> good evening. i'm john boehner. i serve as speaker of the whole house of members of both parties that you elect. these are difficult times in the life of our nation. millions are looking for work and have been for some time. and the spending binge going on in washington is a big part of the reason why. before i served in congress, i ran a small business in ohio. i was amazed at how difficult washington, d.c. operated than every other business in america. most ame
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Jul 8, 2011 12:35am PDT
. [ applause ] some big sports news -- the florida marlins -- the florida marlins just named 80 year old jack mckeon their new manager. yeah, it wasn't a great start. tonight he had to make four trips to the mound and 12 trips to the bathroom. [ laughter ] he's an 80 year old baseball manager. his hand signals are a little confusing. when, when he does this -- he's just checking to make sure he has a pulse. [ laughter ] he's just making sure that he's still -- [ laughter ] this isn't a dream. this isn't heaven. hey, did you hear about this? krispy kreme is adding healthier items to its menu -- [ boos ] like oatmeal and yogurt, or as their customers put it, krispy kreme is selling some new dipping sauces for the doughnuts. [ laughter and applause ] can i have some ranch dressing please for my doughnut? this isn't good. a new study found that most americans will have to work into their 70s and 80s to be able to retire. but don't worry, after that they'll have plenty of time to enjoy their golden year. [ laughter ] and finally, in an interview with "good morning america," president obama says th
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Jul 1, 2011 3:20am PDT
are awesome already. i'm very excited. [ cheers and applause ] it's gonna be a good show. it's gonna be big. some big news here in new york city, president obama went to a broadway show tonight, while justin bieber was only a few blocks away at macy's. it was a crazy scene, you had the most powerful man in the world, and then right down the street, president obama. [ laughter ] that's right. president obama was in new york today. there was one embarrassing moment when he saw the naked cowboy and was like, "please tell me you're not a democratic congressman." [ laughter ] thank goodness. [ cheers and applause ] because of the president's visit, there was major gridlock, traffic. it was really bad. instead of showing clips from nbc, the tv in my cab played the entire "lord of the rings" trilogy. [ laughter ] did you see this? sarah palin is denying reports her bus tour is canceled, and says it will resume when the time comes. [ light laughter ] so there you go, everyone. it's not canceled -- not canceled. she just stopped doing it and has no specific plans to start again. [ laughter and appla
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Jul 29, 2011 7:00am PDT
>>> good morning. >>> breaking news. the dow down big at the start of trading as fear mounts that lawmakers will fail to reach a debt deal. the president is expected to deliver speech on the crisis in just moments. we'll be live. >>> closing beaches on the texas coast, temporarily shut down as tropical storm don approaches. it's expected to strengthen by the time it makes landfall tonight. >>> and survival mode -- a small plane crashes into lake huron. the pilot survived the impact, then treads water for 18 hours without a life vest. he'll share his remarkable story with us today, friday, july 29th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today." it's 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on a friday. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. the clock is sticking. there's still no end to the debt ceiling crisis, and this has investors nervous. >> really nervous. just 30 minutes into the trading day, the dow down about 100 points already. this comes after a heated night on capitol hill where john boehner failed to find enough votes within his own p
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Jul 16, 2011 5:30pm PDT
wave. big ridge of high pressure dominating much of the nation is a reason why and we'll see temperatures in the mid to upper 90s across much of the ohio valley. here are some of the exact numbers we're expecting to see tomorrow. on sunday, 104 in minneapolis. so those heat indices could range from 110 to 115 after you factor in that humidity. this is how it looks the next few days. this extended period of heat. watch out for your elderly neighbors. if you suffer from m.s. or asthma, heart conditions, take it easy when you're outside. the folks in the great lakes and northeast will see some relief on monday as a storm system moves out of canada and brings in cooler air, but that cooling relief will will come at the expense of severe weather if you have beach plans across this region. on monday, heads up because we could see trees down due to strong, gusty winds, that could many power outages. we'll be watching that for you. >> thank you. >>> more explosive revelations today in the phone hacking scandal that is threatening rue putter -- rupert murdoch's media empire. the contr
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Jul 25, 2011 5:30pm PDT
have a responsibility to come together and solve the problem. >> reporter: and one of the big issues for democrats is they say the republican plan would sort of expire before the president's re-election campaign, with another vote to raise the debt ceiling again, they say that would put us right back here. republicans say they need to guarantee that cuts would actually happen in the future to prevent more of a crisis. now, after all this wrangling, aides tell me the senior level negotiators in both parties are still talking, trying to find a way to close the gaps. and as you mentioned, brian, speaker boehner will follow the president tonight. he'll speak for about five minutes to lay out why he thinks his plan should get the public support. brian? >> kelly o'donnell setting the stage on capitol hill for us tonight. kelly, thanks. >>> our chief white house correspondent political director chuck todd is with us tonight from the white house. chuck, it seems to me there are almost two planes going on here. number one, the problem itself, and it couldn't be more important the various plan
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Jul 22, 2011 7:00am PDT
. the good news is, the pattern is changing. it's going to take a little while. right now here's that big upper-level ridge, but we're getting a little cooler air coming in. this, though, back in canada, this is where the real relief comes. as we move into the early part of next week, by tuesday, the heat breaks in the north east. seasonal in the mid atlantic states. unfortunately for our friends in the south and the southwest and gulf coast the heat goes on. ann? >> thank you very much. we'll get the rest of the forecast coming up. let's turn to what anne thompson was talking about, the idea of how dangerous the temperatures are. we're have dr. nancy snyderman with more tips. just remind us. who is most us is is sepsuscept? >> the heat wave like this, elderly and the very young people with breathing conditions. but right now, frankly, everyone is at risk. it's a reminder that as many people die of heat-related illnesses than all the natural disasters. that includes tornadoes, hurricanes, snow issues. number one thing, ann, is called heat stroke. that's where you're literally, your core b
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Jul 4, 2011 7:00am PDT
for big businesses. >> if everybody else is willing to take on their sacred cows, i think it would be hard for the republicans to stand there and say that the tax break for corporate jets is sufficiently important. >> reporter: republican senator john cornyn fired back. >> what i'm concerned about is the president by not seriously putting a proposal forward but rather just criticizing those who have, will run it up against the deadline. >> reporter: meanwhile the people vying for the president's jobber were also hard at work this weekend. former utah governor jon huntsman barn stormed in new hampshire, which hosts the nation's first primary. minnesota representative michele bachmann was out in full force in iowa, six weeks ahead of the state's straw poll. she is running neck and neck with presumed front runner mitt romney, according to a recent state poll, and this weekend she tried to build on that nmomentu. lesser known candidate businessman herman cain, also tried to shore up support in the hawk why state, stumping at a godfather pizza, the company he used to run. the seoul african-amer
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Jul 22, 2011 5:00am PDT
. we've got a lot to talk about in the weather department. big changes on the way for next week. you see that hurricane, hurricane dora, weakening overnight. we'll let you know what that means for your mexican travel plans if you have them, that's coming up. mike has good news for commuters in the south bay. >> red on the screen usually not great news. let me show you what was going on. the closure of 101 as you cross, basically approaching or leaving the area of tully road. full freeway closure scheduled to extend until 8:00. a few minutes ago we got word that it instead of being extended picked up early. the map shows you red through the area. speeds below 20. but that's because the construction quipment is moving and the people are just getting back on the roadway, so no need for an alternate. we're going to track this and see how things clear up. >> thank you. we also have a surprising twist in the bryan stow case. nbc bay area has confirmed that los angeles police have arrested two new suspects in the case. another suspect has been in custody for months but now it appears he may
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Jul 24, 2011 4:30pm PDT
. when we come back, big question of the week, with this president so vulnerable, are big-time republicans kicking themselves ning? whoever said that "less is more" is more or less mathematically challenged. less isn't more, it's less. and the only thing more than more is a lot more. which is exactly what i get at embassy suites. more space... more down time. more family time. -more me time. -more me time. -more me time. because the more more i have, the more i have to have... more. [ female announcer ] more room. complimentary drinks. free breakfast. embassy suites hotels. chris: welcome back. president obama's no better than even money for re-election according to most analysts which brings us to this week's big question, are any of the big-time republicans who passed up a run for president regretting it? >> one definitely is. mitch daniels, governor of indiana who wanted to run. only reason he didn't run was because of his family who held him back. to this day he's thinking, i can get in this race and win it. chris: gloria? >> i actually went to indianapolis and spoke w
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Jul 25, 2011 12:00am PDT
from joe klein. when we come back, big question of the week, with this president so vulnerable, are big-time republicans kicking themselves ning? chris: welcome back. president obama's no better than even money for re-election according to most analysts which brings us to this week's big question, are any of the big-time republicans who passed up a run for president regretting it? >> one definitely is. mitch daniels, governor of indiana who wanted to run. only reason he didn't run was because of his family who held him back. to this day he's thinking, i can get in this race and win it. chris: gloria? >> i actually went to indianapolis and spoke with mr. daniels about it. he says no regrets but i'm sure there are. i wonder if jeb bush is thinking about it right now? maybe there was enough distance between himself and his brother to possibly give it a run. chris: kelly? >> since they've taken two great answers i will say how about haley barbour to have a southerner if we don't get rick perry. chris: i don't know the reason why he's not running. i interviewed him last week. he's very sharp
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Jul 28, 2011 11:00pm PDT
and i felt a big impact. it was our van hitting a diesel parked in front of us. when i opened my eyes, i saw all the blood. >> reporter: her 29-year-old husband was shot in the head. she was grazed by a bullet and her 3-year-old was hit but is okay. she says she and her husband fed the homeless regularly at night. she says it was their mission. >> she was such a great person. he's still out there somewhere, that i might even run into him and not know that he murdered my husband for no reason. whoever he is, it's not fair. i almost lost my daughter. >> he was a servant of god. so i believe god wants to focus on his life and to understand that we need more of that in the world. >> reporter: his brother-in-law says paris found joy in helping others and whoever pulled the trigger must have thought he was somebody else. >> total cowards. paris has never been involved in any drugs or gangs or hustling or anything like that. he's a beautiful spirit. >> reporter: a fund has been set up for the powell family at wells fargo bank. the family is planning a candlelight vigil tomorrow night at the sce
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Jul 4, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. the danville fourth of july parade is such a big to-do that many locals set up chairs the night before. some people say the prime viewing spots have been passed down from generation to generation. >>> tough economic times are throwing a bucket of water in a lot of local fireworks shows. redwood city is among those that have canceled their firework displays. but one of the hardest hit cities in the bay area will be lighting up the night sky tonight. >> reporter: downtown valeo was awash in red, white and blue tradition this morning. residents lined sonoma boulevard for a good old fashioned fourth of july parade. at the same time, another holiday tradition nearly went up in smoke. >> three years ago we didn't have fireworks at all. and you don't realize how important something is or someone is until they're gone. >> reporter: if there's one thing a cash strapped city like valeo can't afford, it's a fireworks show. >> we emptied that out yesterday. >> reporter: rather than let the firework tradition die out like a burnt sparkler, business owners launched a campaign to raise the money themselves
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Jul 5, 2011 5:00am PDT
for using another bank's atm. transformers 3 is not only bringing in big bucks at the box office it may also be a marketing bonanza in the motor city. gm spent more than $10 million in advertising for the return of bumble bee. the robot that's also a camaro. gm has five chevys in the movie. ferrari paid for product placement. back to you. >> they need a transformer van. that would be really cool. minivan. thanks. i can't picture her driving one. 5:13. san juan has its swallows and officially chickens. the city is trying to change that. hundreds of chickens are roaming free. the increasing population is causing headaches. seems like unwanted chickens, the big roosters, are dumped in the town. the council has asked trappers to remove the birds for homeowners who don't want them on their property. san juwaujuan has a law but mos don't bother following it. 5:14. let's check the forecast with christina loren. >> good morning. we're looking pretty good. nothing to be chicken about except if you're afraid of the hot weather inland. 100 degrees we're forecasting or close to it in most east bay citie
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Jul 9, 2011 5:00am PDT
the forecast. wall street rallied. a big bucket of cold water was poured on wall street and the economy with the lackluster jobs. >> the economy added an average of 215,000 jobs per month in the previous three months so the anticipation was there. and it showed a stand still in june. what is it about june, do we know what happen? >> it's not just june. they went back and revised downward the prior month. they thought they had 57,000 jobs in may. it turned out it was 25,000. they got rid of it -- they revised away 45,000 additional jobs. we think there have been temporary blips in the economy, the greek situation, storms all through the south you were reporting on. you've had high gas prices and a whole lot of other things have been happening and that caused the economy to come to a stand still and hiring come to a stand still in may and june. we hope that's the case. >> you want to bring up an important thing that a lot of people don't hear about. you call it the real unemployment rate, the ratio of unemployed, discouraged workers and people working part time because they can't find ful
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